VIENNA - Following an historical day for the Parkersburg High School golf program at the Mountain State Athletic Conference Meet, the Big Reds had to charge up the amps once again for a tri match with Parkersburg South and Marietta at Parkersburg Country Club on Wednesday.
Behind a 39 from the trio of Ryan Anderson, Lucas Prine and Austin Davis, PHS evened the score in head-to-head meetings with South this season at 3 apiece after turning in a team score of 159. Also contributing to the Big Reds' cause was Lauryn Davidson with a 42. It was only 24 hours earlier that the sophomore became the first female golfer from the school to earn all-tournament honors at the MSAC.
The MSAC experience began with a road trip beginning at 5:45 in the morning and returning to the Mid-Ohio Valley nearly 12 hours later.
Photo by Kerry Patrick
Austin Davis was one of three Parkersburg golfers to shoot 4-over par 39 during a tri-match with Parkersburg South and Warren Wednesday afternoon at Parkersburg Country Club.
"To get up, make up work and go to the school then come here ... I thought we'll see how it goes," PHS coach Don Snider said. "Thank goodness it was on our course, so I'm sure that helped."
Jared Hammons' 2-over par 37 led Marietta to a runner-up finish at 161, while South followed with a 164 despite a pair of 40s from Trent McCutcheon and Adeena Shears. For the second straight meet, Shears turned in a low score for the Patriots after shooting even par 36 at South Hills Golf Course the previous day in a dual meet with Warren.
The rest of the South contingent was made up of Garrett Dailey and Sam Boso, both carding a 42.
At Woodridge Golf Club
Back nine (par 36)
Team scores: Spencer 184, Blennerhassett 188, Hamilton 227
Medalist: Caleb Moore, Spencer, 40
Spencer (6-0): Caleb Moore 40, Dalton Simmons 41, Hunter Thompson 47, Drew Kinder 56, Aaron Simon 56, Grayson Watson 72
Blennerhassett (2-1): Charlie Fetzner 46, Drew Yanok 44, Logan Clegg 46, Aaron Fetzner 52, Megan Lucas 56, Max Habeb 68
Hamilton (0-3): Kyle Goodwin 50, Luke Schenerlein 53, Jackson Duvol 55, Brandon Lamm 69
Next match: Spencer vs. Marietta St. Marys, Thursday at South Hills; Blennerhassett vs. Belpre and Marietta, Tuesday at Golf Club of West Virginia; Hamilton vs. Warren and Williamstown, hursday at Golf Club of West Virginia
Rounding out the scoring for the Tigers were Nathan Matheny (41), Jeff Hensler (41) and Joe Broughton (42). The nine-hole match marked Marietta's first following a full day in classes.
Hammons managed to take medalist honors while coping with a lunch which didn't agree with him as well as a sore knee.
"I had a little bit of a stomach issue there mid-round," Hammons said. "I'm not sure what I ate for lunch, but it didn't settle with me well. I was more concerned with just getting to the end than my score today."
The same three schools hook up again Wednesday at Marietta Country Club.
"This is a fun match -I like these Wednesday matches," Snider said. "Those kids from Marietta are pretty good. The top of their lineup is really solid. And South just has more depth than us."